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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Keepin' it Real with Marilyn


Marily Monroe was known as being one of the sexiest women who ever lived. Not that I think she was the end all and the best roll model for all women, but she was a real woman who was thought of as beautiful and desirable, and the girl had CURVES. I randomly came across these photos of her and it just reminded me that beautiful comes in all sizes. I had to add the next one here for all us ladies who have some junk in the trunk. Ha Ha



I said this to my friend the other day when we were talking about how we women compare.
"You do you, let me do me, and lets be happy with who we are." 
You don't have to be me, I don't have to be you, when are we going to be OK with this? 
Let's appreciate and celebrate one another's different kinds of beauty.

We spend so much time worrying that everyone is scrutinizing and critically analyzing our every flaw (when they could care less or are too busy worrying about their own things) instead of enjoying life in the moment, changing what we want to change, and just enjoy being who God made us, flaws and all! 

As Dr. Brene' Brown said:
  • Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone; I am enough. 
  •  It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging.




13 Thank you for your thoughts:

Dominique from Craft Couture said...

great post!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
New follower of yours

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Allegro Mama said...

Beautiful post!

Robin said...

Marilyn's story is actually very complicated. Her mother had mental health issues, so she ended up in the foster care system. She was raped by one of her foster fathers. She was always terrefied of going crazy like her mother and grandmother. She was actually very smart and interested in things like politics, which is probably what got her killed. A playwright like Arthur Miller marrying a dumb blonde doesn't quite jive, does it? I think she wore a size 12. But it could have been as high as a 16. Not sure on that one. And Joe DiMaggio, her first husband, loved her until the day he died. He frequented her grave often. He always brought flowers. I think that her death nearly killed him, too.

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Shelley said...

Following from the blog hop. Hope you can follow back.
God Bless,
Shelley
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pamela said...

I just found your blog via Quilt Story. You just put in words what I have been feeling for years!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you..

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Kelsey said...

Love this post. Marilyn is definitely an inspiration to us with a little more junk in the trunk :) Thanks for sharing. Found you through FTLOB and can't wait to read more. Happy Monday! xo

shah wharton said...

Those were the days - curvy was lovely! It's alwasy been about the stick look for us in their thirties. Ho hum. Im here to follow from the hop - great post - im from wordsinsync.blogspot.com - shah. X

Splendiferous Girls said...

Loved your post...Even then women whom we look at who we think our "perfect" are unhappy with something..we are our worst critique..I too fall prey to this daily..I hate that I let it get to me at times..but I do have to remember we are made in the image of God...so if I sit and criticize myself then I am criticizing God..the one who created me..I am your newest follower via a monday blog hop.

sherry ;-)

http://splediferousgirlsclub.blogspot.com

Kelly~ Wave of Life Surf Studio said...

Love the beach pic of Marilyn! Hi there~ I am your newest follower from the blog hop & would love it if you stopped by and returned the love :)

http://waveoflifesurfstudio.blogspot.com/

SuperMom Blues said...

I've always loved Marilyn Monroe. She was always so regal and elegant with an unbelievable sensuality. Ironic, because she was anything but regal and elegant in real life, but she sure could work that angle. She was also a comedic genius. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is one of my favorite movies of all time.

Stacy of KSW said...

Hooray for Marilyn and Brenee Brown. Just finished reading her book, the gifts of imperfection and it had a huge impact on my blogging this week. Much more open & honest with myself

Navy Wifey Peters said...

I love Marilyn Monroe! She is in every room of my house, and I have 2 Marilyn Monroe tattoos. She was a very beautiful, talented, and intelligent woman.

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